Federal Cognizant Agency

Note: the cognizant agency concept was established by OMB, under which a single agency represents all other agencies in dealing with specific areas of a grantee. In Notre Dame’s case, the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for reviewing and approving indirect cost rate(s), fringe benefit rates, DS-2, and other items.

  • Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Contact: Arif Karim, Director, Central States Field Office
  • Phone: 214.767.3261